Place (Noun, Verb, Adverb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Place (Noun, Verb, Adverb)

[ A-1,Noun,G5117, topos ]
(Eng., topic," "topography," etc.,) is used of "a region" or "locality," frequently in the Gospels and Acts; in Luke 2:7; Luke 14:22, "room;" of a place which a person or thing occupies, a couch at table, e.g., Luke 14:9-Luke 14:10, RV, "place" (AV, "room"); of the destiny of Judas Iscariot, Acts 1:25; of the condition of the "unlearned" or non-gifted in a church gathering, 1 Corinthians 14:16, RV, "place;" the sheath of a sword, Matthew 26:52; a place in a book, Luke 4:17; See also Revelation 2:5; Revelation 6:14; Revelation 12:8; metaphorically, of "condition, occasion, opportunity" Acts 25:16, RV, "opportunity" (AV, "license"); Romans 12:19; Ephesians 4:27. See OPPORTUNITY, ROOM.

[ A-2,Noun,G5564, chorion ]
"a region" (a diminutive of chora, "a land, country"), is used of Gethsemane, Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32. See FIELD.

[ A-3,Noun,G5247, huperoche ]
"high place," 1 Timothy 2:2, See AUTHORITY, No. 3.

[ A-4,Noun,G4042, perioche ]
primarily "a circumference, compass" (peri, "around," echo, "to have"), hence denotes "a portion circumscribed," that which is contained, and in reference to a writing or book, "a portion or passage of its contents," Acts 8:32, "(the) place."

[ A-5,Noun,G201, akroaterion ]
denotes "a place of audience" (akroaomai, "to listen"), Acts 25:23, "place of hearing."

[ A-6,Noun,G4411, protoklisia ]
See CHIEF, B, No. 7.


(1) For ope, "a hole," James 3:11, AV, "place," See OPENING: See also CAVE.

(2) For "place of toll," Matthew 9:9; Mark 2:14, See CUSTOM TOM (TOLL), No. 2.

(3) In Hebrews 4:5 "in this place" is, lit., "in this," i.e., "in this (passage)."

(4) In Luke 6:17, RV, topos, with pedinos, "level," is translated "level place" (AV, "plain").

(5) For amphodon, rendered "a place where two ways met," Mark 11:4 (RV, "the open street"), See STREET.

(6) For eremia, "a desert place," See DESERT, A.

(7) In 1 Corinthians 11:20; 1 Corinthians 14:23, AV, the phrase epi to auto, lit., "to the same," is translated "into one place," RV, "together;" perhaps == "in assembly."

(8) For "secret place," Luke 11:33, AV, See CELLAR.

(9) For "place of prayer," Acts 16:13, RV, See PRAYER.
(10) For Philippians 1:13 (AV, "in all other places"), RV, "to all the rest," See PALACE.
(11) For "rocky places," Mark 4:16, See ROCKY.

[ B-1,Verb,G402, anachoreo ]
"to withdraw" (ana, "back," choreo, "to make room, retire"), is translated "give place" in Matthew 9:24. See DEPART, No. 10.

[ B-2,Verb,G1502, eiko ]
"to yield, give way," is rendered "gave place" in Galatians 2:5.

[ B-3,Verb,G1096, ginomai ]
"to become, take place," is translated "(a death) having taken place" in Hebrews 9:15, RV, AV, "by means of (death)," referring, not to the circumstances of a testamentary disposition, but to the sacrifice of Christ as the basis of the New Covenant.

Note: For choreo in John 8:37, AV, "hath ... place," See COURSE, B.

[ C-1,Adverb,G5602, hode ]
"here, hither," is translated "to ('unto,' RV) this place" in Luke 23:5. See HERE.

[ C-2,Adverb,G3837, pantachou ]
"everwhere," is translated "in all places" in Acts 24:3. See EVERYWHERE, No. 2.


(1) For "in divers places," Matthew 24:7, etc., See DIVERS, B, Note.

(2) In the following the RV gives the correct meaning: in Mark 6:10, ekeithen, "thence" (AV, "from that place"); in Hebrews 2:6; Hebrews 4:4, pou, "somewhere" (AV, "in a certain place"); in Matthew 12:6, hode, "here" (AV, "in this place"); in Mark 6:10, hopou ean, "wheresoever" (AV, "in what place soever").

(3) The adjective entopios, "of that place," occurs in Acts 21:12.

(4) In James 2:3 kalos, "well" (AV, marg.), is rendered "in a good place." See DWELLING, HEAVENLY, HOLY, MARKET, SKULL, STEEP, YONDER.

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